Once you're here

International Study

We offer a range of services for all new and continuing students at Birmingham City University.

Student Services

Our friendly Student Services team are here to help you make the most of your time at University.

Contact us for help and advice with:

  • Careers and job prospects
  • Visas and immigration
  • Childcare
  • Finance and money matters
  • Health and wellbeing (including disability, mental health, counselling and Faith and Spirituality)
  • Complaints and appeals
  • Student mentoring

Visas and Immigration

For further details

email: batch@bcu.ac.uk 
Telephone +44 (0)121 331 5588.

Our Visas and Immigration service offers you a wide range of support with issues including:

  • Extending your UK student visa, including the ‘Batch scheme’, a visa checking and sending service
  • Explaining the conditions of your visa
  • Lost or stolen passports
  • Lost or stolen visas
  • Correcting visa errors
  • Advising on visas for working in the UK after your course
  • Registering with the police
  • Visa implications of changing your course


For further details

Telephone +44 (0)121 331 5191

Email: accommodation@bcu.ac.uk

visit the Accommodation web pages

You can apply for University accommodation as soon as you have accepted the offer of a place from us.
As an international student you are guaranteed Birmingham City University accommodation for the first year of your course as long as you apply by the guaranteed accommodation deadline date 31 August. Our Accommodation Services team can help find the right place for you.
We encourage all new international students go into University halls of residence because it gives you the opportunity to meet other students and get to know the local area.

If you decide that you want to stay in private accommodation we have our own letting agency - 'Birmingham City Student Homes,' which is the best way to find private accommodation.

Students’ Union

For further details

Telephone: +44 (0)121 202 4696
Visit Birmingham City University Students’ Union website

At enrolment you will automatically become a member of Birmingham City Students’ Union (BCSU).

The Students’ Union is independent from the University, but works closely with it. It’s run by a team of elected students called Executive Officers, and its purpose is to represent you as a student and help you enjoy the best possible student experience while you are in the UK.

Students’ Union services give you the chance to join sports teams, societies, media groups and take part in volunteering activities – the perfect way to meet new friends with similar interests.

The Students’ Union advice centre can help with academic, housing and money matters while the Union’s cafes, bars and entertainment programme promise you a great spot for lunch and some amazing nights out.

Find out more about the Students’ Union

For further details

email: success@bcu.ac.uk 
Telephone +44 (0)121 331 7685.

Visit the Centre for Academic Success website

The Centre for Academic Success

The centre can help with your Academic writing and study skills through a series of individual tutorials and workshops.

Students can improve their chances of success by joining workshops throughout the year.

View our list of workshops (iCity login required)